Jewish Journal

  • LA elects Garcetti as first Jewish mayor

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Los Angeles elected Eric Garcetti as its first Jewish mayor in a number of political contests on Tuesday that reflected the city’s diversity, as well as its numerous variations of Jewishness.

    Garcetti, 42, and a veteran city councilman, defeated city controller Wendy Greuel by... read on

  • L.A. elects first Jewish mayor

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2013 | 8:16 am

    UPDATE 8:00 am: Eric Garcetti wins the mayoral election with 53% of the vote (181,995 votes), becoming the first Jewish mayor of Los Angeles. Garcetti's opponent, Wendy Greuel, received only 46% (155,497 votes).

    Jewish candidates won the other two citywide offices contested in... read on

  • Justin Timberlake and Coen brothers answer Jewish questions at Cannes

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 21, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Using his preternatural smoothness, Justin Timberlake saved the Coen brothers from some serious awkwardness at a Cannes press conference for their folk singer film “Inside Llewyn Davis” on Sunday.

    “Jewish humor, does it exist? If so what does it consist of?” the reporter asked... read on

  • James Franco paints ad for ‘This is The End’

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 20, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Proving once again that there isn’t anything he doesn’t do, James Franco has created marketing material for his upcoming film “This is The End.”

    The actor/artist/Ph.D. candidate was spotted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn over the weekend painting a mural of the movie’s cast on the... read on

  • Alison Brie on her very Jewish mother

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    This week on his podcast, Jewish comedian Marc Maron chats with Alison Brie, who opens up about lots of stuff, including what it was like splitting her time between her divorced interfaith parents as a kid.

    On weekends with her dad she’d go to Sunday school at his Christian-Hindu... read on